Peter Wise was interviewed about the Franciscan tradition. Read about it here.
In a letter issued January, 8, 2018, the US leadership of the Franciscans state:
“We reiterate our call for … needed reform, beginning with the imperative to resolve the DACA stalemate in Congress so that the
‘dreamers’ may continue to live and prosper here in the United States.”
Read the full letter here.
January 14: 2-5 PM
Free! Reception with Nature Photographer Austin Brewin. Austin’s works will be on display in the Gift Shop from 1/14-3/8
We will re-open on December 27 and are looking forward to hosting our annual New Year’s retreat. Sign up today.
Peace and all good to you.
Here are a few pictures from the day:
Register today: http://sandamiano.org/events/october-1-sacred-hospitality-jesse-manibusan-in-concert/
San Damiano welcomes Jesse Manibusan to San Damiano! Jesse is a composer and singer/songwriter known for his liturgical compositions “Open My Eyes,” Bread of Heaven,” ” Malo Malo, Thanks Be to God,”and many others. But he is much more: storyteller, humorist, catechist, evangelizer, and encourager. Working with any and every age group, Jesse has that knack to build instant rapport, connect to his audience, and create life-giving memories that help deepen faith and cultivate the joy that inspires service, sacrifice and the celebration of life.
For over 50 years, San Damiano Retreat has been providing Franciscan hospitality to visitors on retreat at our beautiful and peaceful location in the hills above Danville, CA. Our kitchen serves buffet-style meals to visitors, residents, and employees as well as sit-down dining for special events. We are looking for a new team member for our kitchen.
Follow written and/or verbal instructions and recipes of lead cook to prepare high quality, delicious and healthful meals following proper food handling, safety and sanitation standards. Tasks include but are not limited to washing, cutting, chopping, mixing, cooking, baking, steaming, warming, storing, refrigerating, etc.
Set tables, set up buffet tables, prepare and serve coffee, serve plated food and desserts, walk the floor, politely interact with customers and respond to their questions, clear plates. Walk and watch the floor for any customer needs. Post-meal, ensure storage of left-overs in proper containers and at proper temperature, bus and wipe tables, and prep dining room for the next meal service.
Scrape + stack + rinse plates, load dishwasher, some hand dishwashing, unload dishwasher, vacuum dining room and mop kitchen floor, clean kitchen surfaces, organize refrigerator and pantry.
Qualifications & Attributes
- Possess high school diploma or equivalent; 18 years or older
- Able to read, write, and speak English fluently. Ability to speak Spanish is a plus.
- Possess California Food Service Handler Card
- Have prior experience at banquet hall or sit-down dining restaurant,
- Have neat, professional appearance and hygiene, follow dress code
- Able to stand for most of each shift; ability to lift up to 20 lbs.
- Flexibility to do a variety of tasks and to shift tasks as needed and requested
- Punctual and reliable
- Energetic and able to work within time limits
- Enthusiastic representative of San Damiano who is polite to customers and co-workers
- Team player who shows initiative and can take direction and feedback.
Salary and Benefits
Pay: $13.50-$16.50/hr (based on experience).
Hours: Up to 30 hours per week. Variable shifts, including evenings and weekends and some holidays.
Benefits: Health (Kaiser) and dental available after 90 day probationary period, 2 weeks paid vacation + paid holidays and sick leave, meals included during shift, 1 free retreat per year, gift shop discount, option to participate in 403(b) retirement plan.
San Damiano’s Fall Dinner &Auction will take place September 17, 2017. Please consider donating some of your “treasures” for us to auction. And if you really miss the item, you can bid to get it back in the fall!
If you are interested in donating, please contact Janet at 925-837-9141 x306 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Coming September 18, 2018. Pricing and registration information will be available soon.
Coming Out of Exile: Welcoming Home What Our Spirit Is Missing
As we grow into wholeness we discover within ourselves aspects that need to be recognized, accepted, and integrated into our life. How do we call home these parts of ourselves that have been lost, ignored, forgotten, forced away or rejected? As we discover these banished aspects of ourselves and welcome them as catalysts for our spiritual transformation, we grow in being a source for social transformation and contribute to greater peace for others in exile. This retreat day invites participants to ponder and integrate what longs to return home in themselves. Joyce will encourage a compassionate calling forth of what has been displaced by the use of song, prayer, presentations, quiet reflection, journaling, and dialogue.
Presenter: Joyce Rupp is well known for her work as a writer, a spiritual “midwife,” and retreat and conference speaker. She has led retreats throughout North America, as well as in Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia and New Zealand. Joyce has a B.A. in English, a M.R.E. in Religious Education, and a M.A. in Transpersonal Psychology. She is a member of the Servites (Servants of Mary) community and was a volunteer for Hospice for fifteen years. She currently resides in Des Moines, Iowa.